Watercress Line Visit – 28 July 2019

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Club members were chuffed with their day out on Sunday 28 July to visit the Mid Hants Railway, affectionately known as the ‘Watercress Line’. After assembling at Rownhams Services the

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Poole Bay Classics Extravaganza, Breamore House

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Club members joined hundreds of other motoring enthusiasts for the annual Poole Bay Classics Extravaganza at Breamore House near Fordingbridge. The colourful parade of 1020 cars was lined-up alongside friends

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Sherborne Classics and Supercars

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The 1020 stand this year at the Sherborne Classics and Supercar Show in the grounds of Sherborne Castle was occupied by 13 members and one guest from Blackmore Vale MGOC.

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Macmillan Caring Locally

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Summer Road Run 2019

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Hardy country in North Dorset was the setting for 1020’s Summer Run on Sunday 14 July with the ultimate lunch destination The Crown Inn at Marnhull, famous for appearing as

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Westival 2019

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Westival, the West Moors Community Day on Saturday 13 July was a new venture for 1020 with a baker’s dozen of club cars taking part in the modest classic car

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Pride of Ownership

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The pristine and much admired 1950s MGTF of club member Martin Harris from Milford-on-Sea was voted the car of the night at July’s ‘Pride of Ownership’ gathering held in near-perfect

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1968 MGC GT

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Mineral Blue Same owner for 32 years, only 10,000 miles New rear axle – bodywork needs respray £13,000 ONO Contact Robin Doul Tel: 01202 511812

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1965 MGB Roadster

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Old English White 20,000 miles from new engine installation Restoration by Mike Rolls 10 years ago Needs a new hood £14,000 ONO Contact Robin Doul Tel: 01202 511812

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1968 MGC Roadster

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Old English White MG Motorsport engine installed five years ago Restoration carried out by Mike Rolls £20,000 ONO Contact Robin Doul Tel: 01202 511812

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TG Tech – Child Seats in an MGF

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Few, if any, 1020 club members are likely to ever have the need to fit a child seat into their MGF or MGTF – but just in case the situation

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MG Tech – MGF / TF Remote Boot Release

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One of the fears of modern MGF and TF owners is accidentally shutting the ignition and door lock keys in the boot. Because these models have no in-car boot release

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MG Tech – Part Worn Tyres

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PART WORN TYRES – A PRUDENT BUY OR A POTENTIALLY LETHAL PROBLEM? In these days of austerity you have only to walk into any commercial motor car servicing and maintenance

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MG Tech – MGF LoLarm Installation

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Head gasket failure is the nightmare that all MGF and MGTF owners face every time they drive their cars, such are the litany of horror stories about this happening to

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MG Tech – Uprating an MGB Heater System

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Roger Taylor offers some advice on how to upgrade the heating system on an MGB with a modern replacement system that will not only be warmer but also more efficient.

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MGF Tech – Fitting a heated screen switch

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No-one can have failed to notice that more and more club members are acquiring ‘modern’ MGFs and TFs to join their classics and, with the recent deluge from the skies,

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MGF Tech – Replacing the Radiator

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Many of the original specification MGF radiators were made from recycled metals and can be prone to corrosion, especially the cooling fins – if you are replacing the radiator it

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MG Tech – Blocked MGB Air Intake

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Ever had that soggy foot situation where water is coming into your MGB? Well the cause could be a blockage in the air intake outlet pipe which is allowing water

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MGF Tech – Replacing Ball Joints

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One of the common MOT failure points on MGFs is the ball joints which, over time and use, become compressed and need replacing as they can also increase tyre wear

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MG Tech – MGB Brake Master Cylinder Replacement

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Roger Taylor comes to the rescue of club member Chris Adamson who discovered brake fluid pooling in the foot well of his MGB. It didn’t take Roger long to diagnose

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MG Tech – MGB Thermostat Replacement

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Roger Taylor turns his attention to the thermostat, an occasional source of trouble with MGBs. If the engine isn’t running hot enough it could be down to a fault with

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MG Tech – Classic MG Shock Absorber Test

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Experiencing uneven ride over bumps or veering to one side under heavy breaking – well the problem could be your shock absorbers – that is on your classic MG. If

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MG Tech – MGB Fuel Pump Replacement

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It is not an uncommon sight to see an MGB owner lying on the ground hitting the underside of their car for no apparent reason – this was a procedure

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MG Tech – Classic MG Windscreen Washers

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Windscreen washers are an item that few people check on a regular basis – but they suddenly become very important when it’s time for the MOT, as an inoperative washer

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MG Tech – MGB Headlight Uprating

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Winter driving immediately exposes one of the serious deficiencies of classic cars – poor headlights. Roger Taylor says that one of the easiest, quickest and cheapest options for the owner

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MGF Tech – Service Check List

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In conjunction with HAS, we look at a selection of the elements that need attention during a typical routine service for an MGF or MG TF. Some aspects of a

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MG Tech – MGB Colling System Check

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A sudden drop in temperature that we can expect at this time of year will quickly expose any deficiency in the engine cooling system of a classic car – so

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MGF Tech – MOT Checks

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Once a year owners of MGFs and TFs take a deep breath and cross their fingers – it is MOT time. While generally regarded as reliable production vehicles, these cars

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MGF Tech – Lambda Sensor

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Earlier this year, my MGF sailed through its MOT check, apart from one thing – an enormously high CO2 emissions reading which meant an instant failure. This is a not

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MGF Tech – Waxoil

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At this time of year the big battle that both classic and modern MG owners face is the one against rust as cars negotiate damp and salt-sprayed roads – this

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MGF Tech – Cambelt Change

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On MGF and TFs a cambelt change on the K Series engine is recommended every 60,000 miles or four years, whichever comes first. Although the belt may look perfectly fine

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MGF Tech – Lower Wishbone Plate Replacement

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On the MGF one of the most vulnerable components to corrosion, due to its exposed location, is the lower wishbone plate on the front suspension – and this time HAS

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MG Tech – Routine Brake Checks

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In this article Roger Taylor offers some quick tips on checking the condition of your brakes. Most classic MGs have a combination of both disc and drum brakes and are

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MG Tech – Track Rod Ends

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Uneven wear on tyres or excessive steering movement could be an indication that the track rod ends that connect to the front wheels have gone beyond their useful life  (below

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MG Tech – Rear Leaf Spring Pad Replacement

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If you have noticed a degree of rear end steering on your classic it could be that the leaf spring pads have come to the end of their useful life.

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MGF Tech – Hydragas Top-Up

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One of the major differences between the modern MGF and MGTF is the suspension arrangement – the MGF having being designed with a hydragas liquid and nitrogen filled system. This

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MG Tech – Classic Distributors

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One of the Achilles heels of nearly all classic MGs is the electrical system and a major centre of attention is the distributor and its various component parts. Fortunately, says

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MG Tech – Heater Valve

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According to Roger, one of the most problems to crop up regularly on MGBs is a poor heating system – one of the prime causes being a blocked heater valve.

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MGF Tech – Replacing the Brake Switch

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After the perennial favourite of the failed head gasket, one of the next most frequent problems on the MGF is a mis-functioning brake light switch which often exhibits itself with

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MG Tech – Electrical Kill-Switch Installation

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One of the most popular accessories for classics MGs is a battery cut-off switch – it not only acts as a safety device it is also a simple security system

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MG Tech – Steering Rack Gators

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Split or perished gators are now an MOT failure item as damage to their integrity can allow water to seep into the sealed unit and cause corrosion which will result

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MG Tech – Oil Change

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Something that most owners can do is an oil change – here’s Roger Taylor’s  step-by-step guide. Draining the oil from the sump is easier if you can raise the car

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3rd December – 1020s Monthly Meeting

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It’s 1020’s Monthly Meeting at Hamworthy Sports Club – come along to hear the speeches, quaff a few beers and enjoy mutual motoring admiration! Tonight, there will be musical entertainment

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28th October – The Autumn Run

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Further details can be found in the monthly Newsletter.

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Club Night October 1st

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The 2012/2013 committee The October meeting was the 28th birthday of the club and also our AGM. 60 members attended and elected the club committee for 2012/2013 and also selected

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19th August 2012 – Athelhampton Gathering and Picnic

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Bournemouth & Poole MGOC Invite all classic and modern MG owners to a Garden Party and Picnic at Athelhampton House on Sunday 19th August 2012 Start 10.00 am     Entry £12

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6th August 2012 – 1020’s Monthly Meeting

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The evening starts at 7.30 and provides a great opportunity to admire other MGs and chat with your fellow enthusiasts. at the meeting there will be a short film show,

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2nd July 2012 – 1020’s Monthly meeting

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It’s 1020’s Monthly Meeting at Hamworthy Sports Club – come along to hear the speeches, quaff a few beers and enjoy mutual motoring admiration!The special feature for this meeting is

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20th May 2012 – DMASC – MGs at Kingston Lacy

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A popular annual event held in the grounds of the spectacular National Trust property.

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20th May 2012 – Moor 2 Sea Run

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Exeter MGOCs ‘Moor 2 Sea’ Run takes in North Devon and Exmoor.

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